The tall, straight trunk supports the well-branched crown. The bark is rough and greyish-brown. Leathery leaves provide a characteristic mango smell when crushed. Leaves are smaller than that of edible mango, 7-13 cm long, and 3-6 cm broad, lanceolate in shape with a tapering base and apex, bright green when young, but turns dark with maturity. Yellow-green flowers are borne terminally as inflorescences (panicles) mainly in the early months of the year. The flowers attract bees. Fruits are smaller than those of the edible species.
Canopy tree of forests in the wet lowlands and intermediate zone - up to 1000 m